US coronavirus cases hit 100,000

Source: The Hill | March 27, 2020 | Peter Sullivan

The United States now has more than 100,000 known cases of coronavirus, passing a new milestone, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker

The mark comes shortly after the United States this week moved into first place in the world, passing China and Italy, in the number of known cases. 

The outbreak is expected to only get worse in the coming days and weeks, as the upward trajectory continues. The U.S. is now adding more than 14,000 new cases per day, according to The New York Times tracker, a number that has continued to rise. 

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Trump’s former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, warned on Twitter that the outbreak is “likely to be national in scope.”

There are a range of concerning new hot spots that he pointed to, including Chicago and Detroit. 

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